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As you can see from the Wyoming Map shown here, the state's outline is a simple geometric shape. This is because Wyoming is one of only three states whose boundaries are formed entirely by lines of latitude and longitude.
In other words, no rivers border the state of Wyoming.
Wyoming is bordered by six states - Montana to the north, South Dakota and Nebraska to the east, Colorado to the south, Utah to the southwest, and Idaho to the west.
The United States acquired control of Wyoming from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
In total land area, Wyoming is the tenth largest state in the United States, spanning about 275 miles from north to south, and about 375 miles from east to west.
The state of Wyoming is made up of 23 counties.
Eastern Wyoming is part of the great Northern Plains region, but most of the land toward the west (more than two thirds of the state's total land area) is dominated by mountain ranges.
Wyoming was once inhabited by plains Indians of the Cheyenne, Arapahoe, Crow, Shoshone, Oglala, Brule and Minniconjou tribes, among others.
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT WYOMING:
Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote.
Fort Laramie was Wyoming's first permanent trading post.
Yellowstone was America's first National Park.
Residents of the state of Wyoming elected America's first female governor.
The founders of JC Penney stores started their business in Wyoming.
The state of Wyoming has fewer residents than any other U.S. state.
Leaving a fence open in Wyoming is illegal. The penalty is a fine of $750.
The lowest point in the state of Wyoming is still more than three thousand feet above sea level.
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